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South Africa: ANC Conference Seeks to Boost Party’s Image and Reinvigorate Membership

The ANC’s NGC, which was held outside Johannesburg from 9 to 12 October, failed to deliver any revelations in terms of the upcoming succession battle to succeed President Jacob Zuma. The biggest surprise of the conference was ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe’s announcement that the party’s membership had fallen from 1.2mn in 2012 to 769,870 in 2015. This takes ANC membership to just above that of the last NGC in 2010.

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